Hamilton County, Florida

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Hamilton County, Florida
Jasper FL crths03.jpg
Hamilton County Courthouse in Jasper, Florida
Seal of Hamilton County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Hamilton County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded 26 December 1827
Named for Alexander Hamilton
Seat Jasper
Largest city Jasper
Area
 • Total 519.31 sq mi (1,345 km2)
 • Land 514.86 sq mi (1,333 km2)
 • Water 4.45 sq mi (12 km2), 0.86%
Population
 • (2010) 14,799
 • Density 29/sq mi (11.10/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,799.[1] Its county seat is Jasper[2].

History[edit]

Hamilton County was created in 1827 from portions of Jefferson County. It was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 519.31 square miles (1,345.0 km2), of which 514.86 square miles (1,333.5 km2) (or 99.14%) is land and 4.45 square miles (11.5 km2) (or 0.86%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Major Highway[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,464
1850 2,511 71.5%
1860 4,154 65.4%
1870 5,749 38.4%
1880 6,790 18.1%
1890 8,507 25.3%
1900 11,881 39.7%
1910 11,825 −0.5%
1920 9,873 −16.5%
1930 9,454 −4.2%
1940 9,778 3.4%
1950 8,981 −8.2%
1960 7,705 −14.2%
1970 7,787 1.1%
1980 8,761 12.5%
1990 10,930 24.8%
2000 13,327 21.9%
2010 14,799 11.0%
Est. 2012 14,708 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 13,327 people, 4,161 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,966 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.79% White, 37.72% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 6.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,161 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 16.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 135.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 145.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,638, and the median income for a family was $30,677. Males had a median income of $26,999 versus $20,552 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,562. About 21.70% of families and 26.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.70% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2012 57.9% 41.1% 1.0%
2008 56.9% 42.3% 0.8%
2004 55.0% 44.5% 0.5%
2000 54.1% 43.4% 2.4%

Library[edit]

Hamilton County is served by the Suwannee River Regional Library System, which contains 8 branches and also serves Madison and Suwannee counties.

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Branford 9:00-8:00 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-4:00 Closed
Greenville 9:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30 9:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30 9:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30 9:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30 9:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30 Closed Closed
Jasper 9:00-8:00 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-12:30 Closed
Jennings 1:00-6:00 10:00-6:00 1:00-6:00 1:00-6:00 1:00-6:00 Closed Closed
Lee 10:00-12:30; 1:30-7:30 10:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30 10:00-12:30; 1:30-7:30 Closed 10:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30 Closed Closed
Live Oak 8:30-8:00 8:30-5:30 8:30-5:30 8:30-8:00 8:30-5:30 8:30-4:00 Closed
Madison 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 9:00-5:30 8:30-4:00 Closed
White Springs 1:00-6:00 10:00-12:00; 1:00-6:00 1:00-6:00 10:00-12:00; 1:00-6:00 1:00-6:00 Closed Closed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 30°29′N 82°57′W / 30.49°N 82.95°W / 30.49; -82.95